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Definition of tenancy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. tenancies)
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  1. 1[countable] a period of time that you rent a house, land, etc. for a three-month tenancy a tenancy agreement
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the right to live or work in a building or on land that you rent They had taken over the tenancy of the farm.
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